Microservices architecture Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing microservices and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • D

    dependency injection

    Dependency injection (DI) is an object-oriented programming (OOP) software design structure in which service references, also called dependencies, are delivered to clients from the outside as required.

  • derived object (DO)

    A derived object (DO) is a file created in a Versioned Object Base (VOB).

  • deviceCOM

    DeviceCOM, from Intrinsyc Software, is a line of device and network integration products that is used to make Internet or PC devices work with each other on a network.

  • digital photo album

    A digital photo album is an application that allows the user to import graphic image files from a digital camera, memory card, scanner, or computer hard drive, to a central database. (...Continued)

  • digital video

    Digital video is audio/visual data in a binary format. Information is represented as a sequence of zeroes and ones, rather than as a continuous signal as analog information is. (Continued)

  • digizine

    A digizine is a magazine that is delivered in digital (electronic form) on an electronic medium, such as a CD-ROM. A digizine can be stand-alone or used as a supplement to printed information or information on a Web site.

  • DIME (Direct Internet Message Encapsulation)

    DIME (Direct Internet Message Encapsulation) is a communications specification that defines a format for attaching files to Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) messages between application programs over the Internet.

  • DirXML

    DirXML is Novell's directory interchange software that uses XML to keep different directories synchronized.

  • Document Type Definition (DTD)

    A Document Type Definition (DTD) is a specific document defining and constraining definition or set of statements that follow the rules of the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) or of the Extensible Markup Language (XML), a subset of SGML. A DTD is a specification that accompanies a document and identifies what the funny little codes (or markup) are that, in the case of a text document, separate paragraphs, identify topic headings, and so forth and how each is to be processed.

  • domain

    In general, a domain is an area of control or a sphere of knowledge.

  • domain sniper

    A domain sniper is a person or company that locates and registers a Web site domain name that has lapsed from registration in the expectation that the original registrant will be willing to buy the name back.

  • domain specific language (DSL)

    A domain specific language (DSL) is a programming language developed to address an aspect within a specific domain.

  • dotcom

    A dotcom is any Web site intended for business use and, in some usages, it's a term for any kind of Web site.

  • Drupal

    Drupal is free, open source software that can be used by individuals or groups of users -- even those lacking technical skills -- to easily create and manage many types of Web sites... (Continued)

  • DSSSL (Document Style Semantics and Specification Language)

    DSSSL (Document Style Semantics and Specification Language) is a standard for the processing of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) documents.

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